Game: Bethlehem or Bust


Kids will enjoy this fun relay during the Christmas

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For each team, you’ll need a large jingle bell; a stick horse or
broom; a cleaning tool other than a broom, such as a dust pan; and
a laundry basket.

Form teams of six or fewer, and have the teams line up at one end
of the room with the props at the other end. Give the first person
in each line a jingle bell to shake as he or she runs to the other
end of the room and performs a series of activities. Once they’ve
completed all the activities, have them shake their bells as they
return to their teams and pass the bells to the next people in
line. Play until everyone has had a chance to do the

The activities:

-Donkey Ride-Ride a stick horse or broom in a
circle and say, “Giddyup, giddyup.” Lay down the

-The Inn-Wave a cleaning tool (other than a
broom) in the air, and say, “No ‘broom’ in the inn.”
-Manger-Sit in a laundry basket and say, “They
laid him in a manger.”
-Angel-Flap your arms like wings and say, “Glory
in the highest.”

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This is even more fun if the adults play too!


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